Vol 3, No 1, 2004

Towards a Constructive Retrieval of the Eschatological Dimension of the Eucharist

Paul Vu Chi Hy SSS

Abstract

This article highlights the eschatological character of the Eucharist. In celebrating the future already present to the Church, it provides the foundation for Christian hope-filled activity by stimulating a liberating vision of the transformative possibilities for the life of human society. The divine gift celebrated in the Eucharist encompasses history and the cosmic process in which the Spirit is working. This summit and source of the life of the Church is therefore a foretaste of the life to come.